12AT7 tube

I have a Lector T3 and have some '66 Valvo branded Mullard E81CC. I have been told by my tube dealer that it sounds very close to the Tele 801s and he has steared me away form buying the Tele.

So far this tube has crushed the RCA BP. The RCA seemed like it shut out the top end. I want to hear the top to bottom with out giving up one for the other.

Are there any other 12at7 tubes worth looking into? Gec A2900?
Try Andy at 'Vintage tubes' if you are dead set on getting some Telefunkens... he'll get you the real deals. Guarnateed.

the Valvo mentioned above interests me as I have both RCA 12AT7 & 12AX, as well as the Amperex same same. I run RCA AT and Bugle Boy AX. in my preamp. that combo is smooth and punchy with fine extension and excellent detail.

I've heard as well the Sulvania are good too.
Try the Sylvania gold brand 6201 tubes...smooth, with great bandwidth. Best inner detail that I have heard in a 6201. The valvo is also one of the best...amsks a bit of detail, but among the top three IMHO.
I have a Lector CDP 7TL Mk1 CD player. I did extensive tube rolling when I first got the unit and ended up with Telefunken 12AT7s, they just sounded the best. With the Telefunkens the Lector comes pretty close to my Audiomeca Mephisto II.X and Audio Aero Capital MkI players.
I would give them a try.